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0-dark-thirty (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly US military slang) Half an hour past 12(am) midnight, or more formal and exact would be 00:30; The practice of adding “dark” and “thirty” (30) can be used sometimes as a slang term in place of an otherwise specific time a time of night, meaning some time when it is dark out between 00:01 - 05:00 hours local time.
    • 2002, Jonathan Shay, Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming:
      In the very early morning--0-dark-30--the veterans have the Wall entirely to themselves, which is the main reason that we go at that hour.


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